(courtesy of the NY Times)
“The 24-year-old Tseng won her 14th LPGA Tour title and second in four events this year. She led the tour last season with seven victories — including major wins in the LPGA Championship and Women’s British Open — and finished with 12 worldwide titles. On Sunday, Tseng overcame a three-stroke deficit for a one-stroke victory, fighting through rain, hail, cold, wind and lightning delays.”
I caught part of the action Sunday, and I couldn’t believe just how awful the weather was. I’m not surprised, however, that Yani Tseng was the one standing in the end. For those keeping tabs, it was her 14th career LPGA Tour victory, 5 of which have been majors championships. And to put the depth of her talent into a clearer perspective, consider this:
- By the end of Annika Sorenstam’s 4th season on the LPGA, she had amassed 12 LPGA Tour victories, which included 2 majors.
- By the end of Lorena Ochoa’s 4th season on the LPGA, she had amassed 9 wins, none of which were majors.
Yani obviously still has a ways to go before nearing Annika’s 72 career LPGA wins, but in just 4 seasons, she’s halfway there in equaling her (Annika’s) major tournament wins (10).
What she has done and continues to do is incredible.
For a glimpse of the Sunday leaderboard at the 2012 Founders Cup, click HERE.